Glastonbury shops never disappoint when it comes to decorating their windows for the Winter Solstice. I went out on a couple of evenings last week to capture them for you. It was cold and raining, but no great hardship as I get such pleasure from seeing the ingenuity and design skills that are put into every one. Most look their best at night, there’s less people in the way and less cars so I can generally get a better picture. I hope you enjoy these.
Starting off with my favourites, Yin Yang always do a stunning job of their Christmas windows, they take days to put together, the whole shop front is a spectacle of light and colour. I’m afraid my photos can’t do them justice, the amount of detail in their windows is quite stunning, you just have to see them for yourself for the full effect.
Wildwood is another shop with big windows that give plenty of room for an impressive Winter Solstice display.
Lots More Glastonbury Christmas Windows
Click the photos to see a full-size version and find out which shop it is in the caption.
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Curtain Pole Interiors
You’d expect an interiors shop to create a stunning window display and the Curtain Pole never disappoints. The toy train and polar bears of past years have been replaced with colourful cushions and Santa’s postbox.
If you do come to Glastonbury for some Christmas shopping make sure you get to the very top of the High Street, there you’ll find some great shops like Mumani Vintage. I generally avoid including people in my Christmas window pictures, but I loved the contrast of this woman wrapped up in her sensible winter coat with the party sparkle clothes she’s looking at.
The High Street
Sadly I took this picture before the lights went on the Christmas trees, but the darkening sky at dusk more than compensated.
White Rabbit have created a striking effect with this gift-wrap ribbon on their shop front.
The Covenstead B&B
I guess the Covenstead must start putting up their Christmas display the day after they take down their fantastic Samhain (Halloween) decorations. They pull all the stops out to produce a tasteful, twinkling Winter Solstice wonderland every year. You’ll find them in Magdalene Street opposite the Abbey.
Glastonbury Galleries and the Assembly Rooms Alleyway
Glastonbury Galleries fill the Assembly Rooms alleyway outside their shop with flowers in Summer, for the festive period they have hung numerous strings of fairy lights, again I can’t really do them justice in a photograph.
Sorry to those I’ve left out, I know I haven’t included the Gauntlet or the Monarch arcades, but they were closed when I took these. If you are coming shopping here do make sure to check out the more tucked away places, at the end of Magdalene Street, Benedict St, Northload Street and the top of the High Street past the Post Office.
No one paid me to be included in this post, I put it together because I love seeing the windows and sharing my photography with you and I like to support Glastonbury businesses.
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